Happy Friday FROW Fam, It’s a bittersweet one today – yes, this is the last FROW News for 2022. Don’t worry, January is only round the corner! It’s almost scary how fast this year has flown by – speaking of things moving fast, can we just talk about how insane it is that SZA’s new album reached 1 billion streams in just 48 hours – (we get it, we’ve been listening non-stop since its release). She was definitely having ‘Good Days’ 😛.
The full series of the Harry & Meghan documentary is now on Netflix. It was a raw and honest insight into their lives. What did you think? You know we love to hear your thoughts – let us know on our Twitter @frowmagazine! We’d love to know what you think.
Before we go any further, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from all of us at FROW Magazine, and a Happy New Year! We appreciate you & we’ll be back (and better than ever) before you know it! 🎄❄️
The Samba Silhouette Journey Continues At adidas🔥
adidas & Pharrell have transformed The Samba Shoe – a reconstructed version of the classic model is included in the new Humanrace™ capsule, made from leather and suede. It doesn’t stop there, the new collection also includes knit jerseys, shorts and jackets in various colourways giving that football feeling. Time to add some pep back in your step!👟
Be The Life Of The Party In Drop 6 Of Nadine Merabi 🎉
Pearls, sequins, mesh and feathers are what complete Merabi’s FW22 collection and their final release having dropped just 2 days ago! Make an entrance at your next party in the embellished jumpsuit ‘TIA‘ or make heads turn when you walk past in the exclusive ‘CILLA‘ silver sequin trousers. Be ready to light up the dance floor in these new looks.🍾
H&M Welcomes A New Friend👯♀️
European readers, this one is for you! H&M welcomes denim brand Good American into their friendship circle and like us, both brands value inclusivity, diversity and body positivity and together they are expanding the H&M world bit by bit. They kick-start their partnership with GA staples, you know it, jeans ranging from sizes 00-32 plus in styles skinny to flare, bodysuits and trouser set. A capsule to wear day or night for women to feel their best and bring out their inner boss! Good American is available on the H&M Swedish and German online sites.
Going For Gold With Deborah Blyth🌟
If the sound of classic and contemporary jewellery doesn’t spark up your interest, we don’t know what will. London jewellery designer, Deborah Blyth shows her love for arts and nature in her beautifully handcrafted sustainable sets. Accessorise til your heart’s content with rings, bracelets, necklaces and cuffs in 9-carat gold and sterling silver to suit your preferred aesthetic. They celebrate the beauty of imperfection but there’s nothing imperfect about these! 😍
No Tea, All Shade With Moncler And Palm Angels😎
Why have regular sunglasses when you can have Moncler X Palm Angels frames? We all know accessories make an outfit and there’s no denying that these would add that extra boujee vibe. Two pairs – one in a sleek black and one in a sunshine yellow. Both sets are created with a hint of passion, freedom and resilience on a minimalistic square frame front. Can never have too many sunglasses, we say…🕶
American Heritage Meets The UK🇺🇸🇬🇧
Upcycle and recycle in the most fashion-forward way with RE/DONE and MATCHESFASHION. The exclusive capsule collection combines a rocker aesthetic with a 70s hippie vibe, including key styles pieces like Levi’s Velvet Patched jacket and Velvet Patched Bootcut jeans redesigned with vintage denim – paying homage to an era of individualism and celebrating originality and authenticity. 👖
Ending A Partnership With A Bang💥
REEBOK says farewell to Cardi B after a long collaboration together, but it’s not all sad news as they’ve parted with a footwear and clothing collection! The final part of the crystal and energy-inspired capsule ‘Let Me Be… Next Level Energy’ expands its colour palette, textures and materials for the Club C Cardi V2 shoe ($120) and additionally the Cardi Slide ($75) – not forgetting a refresh to the first apparel pieces such as Cardi B bodysuit ($55) and woven pants ($70). This drop has really elevated our spirits and we like it like that!😉
TOMS Hit 10’s Across The Board🔟
TOMS joins the Metaverse and launch their very first NFT collection – releasing a limited edition 10-piece drop; 10 new pairs, 10 NFTs, 10s across the board! The brand continue to positively impact people’s lives, helping fund resources for those with mental health. All the proceeds from the NFTs go towards their longstanding partner International Medical Corps. The ‘time’ capsule collection looks back at the history of the footwear brand and adds a new modern feel, also featuring the original TOMS classic Alparagata!
Vagabond Shoemakers Give Us A Spring-Summer Sneak Peak👢
Spring is coming and Swedish footwear brand, Vagabond Shoemakers, is giving us a sneak peek at what’s coming next year with a mix of contemporary pieces shown in the new Mary Janes and heeled loafers throwing it back to the 90s in true Vagabond style! The classic rounded toe and block heel will make you feel too cool 4 skool, keeping it fashionable with an old-time vibe.
PUMA Joins The Thrifting World🛍
Have you have heard about thrifting? Well, it’s been on TikTok FYPs nonstop and PUMA is in on it. The streetwear brand has released a new sneaker pack inspired by thrift fashion, a global campaign featuring Dua Lipa. The brand didn’t miss out on the retro vibe with the light cracked leather and yellow midsole aesthetic. Not to mention, the pack includes PUMA classic archives such as Mayze and Slipstream Hi’s. It’s out with the old and in with the new!
MCM And Be@rbrick Revamp The Classic Collectible Bear🧸
MCM And Japanese collectable creator, Be@rbrick have joined forces once again to reimagine the bear figurine in a limited edition cognac style. The white chrome interpretation was released earlier this month in Japan. Both feature the famous Visetos Monogram and the cognac rendition is the largest in the series at 700mm. Adding more excitement to the drop, the bear will come in a limited edition MCM luggage box. 🐻
Give Your Pout a ‘Lipple’ Love this Winter!💋
We’re ready to prep our pout with the new “Lipple Love Lip Duo” from Barry M in collaboration with Breast Cancer Awareness Charity, CoppaFeel! The indulgent duo features a marshmallow-flavoured lip scrub and balm to polish and prime your lips – Ummm hello? We can’t wait to try this, this cold weather is drying us out! 20% of all net profits will be donated to CoppaFeel, so we’ll be joining the fight towards making early breast cancer diagnoses more accessible. 💕
The Force Awakens At Pat McGrath Labs🌌
Attention young makeup Padawans, it’s time to pick up your lightsabers (i.e makeup brushes) and train your way to a Jedi-level makeup look. The iconic makeup Queen Pat McGrath has teamed up with the Star Wars franchise. She has given us a collection that is out of this world – yes, a whole “Empire” of goodies is waiting to be explored including a selection of Ultra-Wearable eyeshadow palettes inspired by Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2; an array of gorgeously galactic Chrome Pigments and lip glosses that the Rebel Alliance’s will surely envy. 💫
KIKO Is Adding That Extra Sparkle To Our Makeup Drawer✨
We’re ready to celebrate party season, are you? KIKO MILANO and their new “Joyful” Holiday collection offer a line-up of palettes, lipsticks and eyeshadows. Ultra-blendable, exciting textures and complementary creamy formulas – that’s what we call a triple threat. ICL, we think this collection will look just as good underneath our trees as it will on our faces.💄
‘Scents’ of Scotland From the Comfort of Your Bath!🛁
Bathtime has never smelt so good, ARRAN Sense of Scotland has launched their new bath salts, infused with their best-selling fragrance “After the Rain”; bursting with floral scents, citrus and lime as well as warming notes of sandalwood and moss. Let the pressures of life steam and melt away by adding a little touch of self-care to your routine, and transport yourself to the rainy gardens of Scotland (but from the comfort of your nice, warm bathtub). Soak away 2022 and relax during the festive season!
Afrodrops Are Channelling the Spirit of Giving This Christmas! 🎁
Afrodrops, the natural hair care brand for Afro and curly hair, has officially launched an incentive to provide over £1,000 worth of care bundles to struggling Black families across the UK this Christmas. They’re calling for people to nominate a Black family or friend who could benefit from the campaign. We love this👏🏽! The cost of living crisis has impacted millions of families and Afrodrops are working to try to lessen the effects on those who have been hardest hit this Christmas.
Put Your Game Face on with Clinique!
Clinique is on a mission to enhance confidence with their new #GameFace campaign, fronted by rugby star Holly Aitchison. Effective skincare + sport = a proven confidence boost. The skin confidence campaign seeks to encourage young women to feel more positively about their self-image, and ambassador Aitchison is working alongside the skincare brand to provide four grassroots girls’ rugby teams with a Clinique Funded Sponsorship Package to help them on their sporting and self-love journey; Inspiring young women to live with resilience and conviction! 🏉
And the BRIT Award For The Best Design Goes To…
The 2023 design for the BRITs has officially been revealed! Nigerian-born artist Slawn has been selected as the designer for next year’s award – blending his iconic caricature-like pop figures with the sleek and refined nature of the BRIT Award. The “Hats off to You” concept behind the design sees the BRIT unmasked, a way of Slawn thanking the awards ceremony for hand-picking him for this career-changing opportunity. Bold, exciting and still rich in heritage – be sure to keep an eye out for it on Saturday, February 11th (the first time in history the show will be aired on a Saturday!)🥂
uncommon matter Elevates Your Home With H&M🏡
Jewellery brand, uncommon matters has collaborated with H&M HOME to elevate your interior design, taking your decor game to the next level. The collection includes a variety of jewellery boxes, stands, vases, candles and candle holders that marry the iconic sculptural design of uncommon matters and the vision of H&M HOME. The perfect self-gifts or a gift for a particularly quirky loved one, after all, it’s the season of giving (and giving yourself a gift also counts ofc!)😉.
Do Not Fear The Christmas Party Wine Stains… These Coasters Are Keeping you Clean!
Red Dog Glass Design have you covered – they’ve recently launched their new coaster range which is sure to bring a pop of contemporary art to your home, with 19 different colourful abstract designs digitally printed onto toughened glass; these coasters would make the perfect gift for your house proud friends – they might even steal the show at the Christmas party!
The LadBaby Christmas Single is Here! 🎄🎅🏼
Today, LadBaby, the connoisseurs of parody Christmas tunes, have released their 2022 Christmas song “Food Aid”, featuring Money-Man Martin Lewis, a parody of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. The charity Xmas single will raise money to tackle hunger and poverty with a lighthearted tune, with 50% being sent to Trussell Trust and 50% to Band Aid Trust – for a future where “All of us can afford to go to sleep with a full stomach”. Watch the video now!👇🏾
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FYP – For You Page
ICL – I can’t lie
OFC – Of course
GA – Good American